Wicca Spirituality – Gemstones Meanings & Spiritual Powers

Gemstones have meanings? Absolutely! There are certain stones and metals used in Wiccan rituals and Wiccan jewelry for their spiritual energy or symbolic attributes (which are pretty much the same thing). Gemstones are valued by Witches for their healing properties, and their ability to hold and channel energies.Metals also have inherent powers and associations.Witches use these materials consciously. Knowing their properties, we know that when we wear gold we are calling something different than when we wear silver. When we place a crystal on the altar, we know it is doing something other than a pearl would do.This awareness is fundamental to the living practice of Wicca.

Gem Stones

According to Edgar Cayce, the value of gem stones arises from the fact that they are essentially the same material as the soul.This is a beautiful thought. And he’s right. The beauty of gems lift our spirits to soar.The Power of gem stones, though, arises from their connection with the Earth. This gives them their healing power. Gem stones are manifestations of the Earth’s innate compassion.

Working With Gems And Other Stones

Virtually all gem and other stones are healing in some way. Most are specific — working on one part of the body or mind.You will have much greater success with gem stones – and with all ritual items — when you understand that they are not inanimate objects to be wielded as you wish. Stones have consciousness. And they are incredibly generous — willing to work with us for years.When you work with them, as equal partners, the Power is amplified . . . not to mention more easily guided.It is the purpose of dedication to create this working partnership.

Containers Of Energy

Gem stones hold onto energies. It is this which makes them so helpful in magickal tasks and healing.They act as containers for magickal energy. This makes gemstones ideal as altar tools and charms for spells. For healing, stones are willing to have dis-ease transferred into them. They then hold onto it until it can be safely flushed away. Healing stones don’t need to be gem stones — river and lake stones work wonderfully.This ability to hold onto energy also means that new gem stones aren’t “fresh.” They are holding energies from past owners, people who mined them, people who polished and set and sold them, and people who held them in the shop before you picked them up . . .So take care to cleanse all new stones thoroughly before using them

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Popular Gemstones’ Meaning

These are some of the most popular gemstones and their meaning used in Wicca jewelry and spells.

Amethyst  Healing on all levels – body, mind, and spirit. Raises vibrational frequency and protects against negative energies.
Amber Transmutes negative energy into positive. Bridges conscious self to the Divine.
Diamond Purifies. Amplifies thoughts and feelings – both positive and negative.
Hematite Grounding. Clarifies thought, improves memory, and calms anxiety.
Lapis Lazuli Deep wisdom and intuition. Opens the third eye and leads to enlightenment.
Moonstone Balances yin and yang. Enhances the inner feminine, and acceptance for yin attributes.
Opal Amplifies emotion, insight, and spontaneity. Very potent, and can cause difficulties with the wrong person. Each colour of opal has its own properties.
Pearl Pure mind and heart. Balances emotions and reduces stress.
Quartz Crystal Attracts, amplifies, and sends energy. Easy and safe. Useful for all kinds of healing.
Rose Quartz Balances yin and yang, restoring harmony after emotional wounding.
Turquoise Highly spiritual yet grounding. Uplifting to unconditional Love. Aligns chakras and opens heart.